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Nature lovers know that the best way to experience the great outdoors year-round is to spend some quality time in the mountains. This eight-day rail journey will take you to Switzerland’s most memory-worthy peaks and introduce you to the awe-inspiring beauty of Europe’s expansive wilderness. After your overnight stay in Lausanne—located in the canton of Vaud—take the GoldenPass Line and enjoy incredible scenic views of dramatic Swiss landscapes. In Interlaken, you’re free to explore the charming town as you wish. From there, venture to Jungfraujoch, known as the “Top of Europe,” for the experience of a lifetime. When you reach the ancient city of Lucerne, enjoy two nights sightseeing at your leisure before riding a scenic gondola and cable car to the top of Mount Pilatus.

Highlights

  • Explore the ancient city of Lucerne—the gateway to central Switzerland
  • Embark on an unforgettable train journey to Jungfraujoch
  • Take a scenic, full-length rail journey along the GoldenPass Line
  • Visit the French-Swiss town of Lausanne
  • Experience an unforgettable trip to the top of Mount Pilatus

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Onward rail travel in standard class as stated in itinerary
  • 1 night hotel stay with breakfast in Lausanne
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Interlaken
  • 3 nights’ hotel stay with breakfast in Lucerne
  • GoldenPass rail reservations
  • Day trip to the “Top of Europe” (Jungfrau)
  • Day trip to Mount Pilatus
Trip Map

Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

DAY 1 – ARRIVE IN LAUSANNE
Welcome to the French-Swiss town of Lausanne! First things first: Check into your hotel. Then, begin exploring. Located in the canton of Vaud, Lausanne is built on three hills and surrounded by vineyard-covered slopes. Narrow cobblestone alleyways dotted with cafés and boutiques and lovely hidden courtyards shape the streetscape. Stroll down to the waterfront district in the Ouchy neighborhood to dine, lounge, people watch, or take in incredible mountain views. For those who love classical music, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande is a must-see at the Théâtre de Beaulieu. (Overnight in Lausanne) B

DAY 2 – THE GOLDENPASS LINE
Have breakfast at your hotel before climbing aboard the GoldenPass Line. The route travels through the heart of Switzerland from Montreux to Interlaken with a change in Zweisimmen. Equipped with panoramic carriages, the GoldenPass Line features sweeping views of the breathtaking landscapes that make this corner of the world a bucket-list destination. (Overnight in Interlaken) B

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*Due to major engineering works, the GoldenPass is closed between 19th March - 13th June. Travel from Montreux to Interlaken can be made via an alternative route.

 

DAY 3 – INTERLAKEN
After enjoying breakfast, the day is free for you to explore the charming town’s activities and attractions on your own. Choose to roam around Höhematte or the Schynige Platte Botanical Alpine Gardens, visit the St Beatus Caves, or take a scenic cruise on the turquoise waters of Lake Brienz. Offering incredible outdoor opportunities, mouth-watering chocolate, and unparalleled cultural experiences, Interlaken is a wonderful destination.  (Overnight in Interlaken) B

DAY 4 – JUNGFRAUJOCH
Following breakfast, take a day trip to Jungfraujoch, known as the “Top of Europe.” Featuring stunning views of the world-famous triple mountain peaks of the Monch, Eiger, Jungfrau, this trip to the highest train station in Europe is something you won’t soon forget! From an underground ice castle, observatory decks, a snow park, and world-class restaurants, there’s something for everyone, especially if you’re looking to have the experience of a lifetime. (Overnight in Interlaken) B

DAY 5 – INTERLAKEN TO LUCERNE
Following breakfast, enjoy the picturesque train ride along the magnificent shore of Lake Brienz from Interlaken to Lucerne, an ancient city known as the gateway to central Switzerland. This stunning town boasts delicious food, friendly locals, sunny plazas, waterfront promenades, and unforgettable countryside and mountain views. Oh, and you can’t forget the cheese! Prepare to indulge in some tranquility and relaxation. There’s a reason this city of lights wins over so many travelers’ hearts. (Overnight in Lucerne) B

DAY 6 – LUCERNE
Have breakfast and then take advantage of an entire day of sightseeing at your leisure. There are many lake cruises and day trips you can take on your own throughout this enchanting city. Discover the Chapel Bridge, wander through the Sammlung Rosengart museum, walk across the creaky 14th-century Kapellbrücke bridge, or make a stop at the Zytturm tower and its legendary clock. (Overnight in Lucerne) B

DAY 7 - MOUNT PILATUS
You’ll have breakfast then journey to the top of Mount Pilatus via an unforgettable gondola and cable car ride. Once at the top, you'll find the historic Pilatus Kulm Hotel and restaurant where you can dine or enjoy refreshments. There are countless walking trails to explore the area, but beware of the legendary dragon who has magical healing powers and lives in the mountain. After soaking up the wonderful 360-degree views, make your way down the mountain to Kriens before taking a short bus ride back to Lucerne. (Overnight in Lucerne) B

DAY 8 – END OF TOUR
Have breakfast then check out of your hotel and continue with your onward travels. If you wish to extend your vacation, please contact a Rail Expert for details. B

MEAL GUIDE: B - BREAKFAST, BR - BRUNCH, L - LUNCH, AT - AFTERNOON TEA, D -DINNER

Romantik Wilden Mann Luzern

The Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann is a traditional hotel with 51 bedrooms and suites set over seven historic Lucerne townhouses. The hotel has two restaurants, fine dining in the Wilden Mann Stube, and the Burgerstube, serving regional Swiss cuisine. The hotel is located in the centre of Lucerne's old town, 200 metres from the famous Chapel Bridge and a few minutes walk to the train station.

The customers staying in the Summer 2018 for minimum 3 nights will get free one hour cruise on Panorama-Yacht Saphir on Lake Lucerne

Waldstaetterhof Lucerne

The Waldstaetterhof is a modern hotel located in the centre of Lucerne. The hotel offers 78 comfortable ensuite bedrooms all with Wi-Fi internet access and tea & coffee making facilities. There is also a restaurant serving Swiss regional and national specialities as well as a comfortable lounge area. The hotel is situated opposite the railway station in the centre of Lucerne, offering easy access to all of the city's main sights, attractions, bars and restaurants.

Alpha Palmiers Lausanne

The Alpha Palmiers Hotel is a modern hotel set around an internal courtyard. The hotel has 210 spacious and stylish air-conditioned bedrooms with modern ensuite bathrooms. The hotel has a Thai restaurant, French restaurant and a bar. The hotel is well located in a quiet area between the railway station and the main shopping district of the city.

Swiss Wine Hotel And Bar Lausanne

The Swiss Wine Hotel and Bar is a contemporary hotel located in the heart of the city. All 62 comfortable bedrooms are well-equipped and guests can benefit from access to a fitness centre with Sauna. Guests can enjoy breakfast in a room offering panoramic views over the Old Town and Cathedral. The hotel’s Wine bar offers wine tastings and exclusively serves wines from Switzerland.

Agora Swiss Night Lausanne

The Agora Swiss Night Lausanne is a modern hotel with 147 air-conditioned bedrooms, all of which have large windows which overlook the hotel garden. The hotel breakfast room offers panoramic views of the lake, the Alps, and the Jura Mountains, whilst the hotel offers guests a public transport card for use in Lausanne. The hotel is ideally located a short walk from the train station and Lake Geneva.

Krebs Interlaken

The Krebs Interlaken is a charming hotel located in the heart of Interlaken. The 44 rooms are beautifully decorated in bright colours with comfortable furnishings and feature Wi-Fi internet access. The hotel's popular bistro serves traditional Swiss cuisine whilst the impressive restaurant serves seasonal dishes and fine wines. The hotel staff are happy to help with any excursions and activities available in Interlaken and beyond. The Krebs Interlaken is located 2 minutes walk from Interlaken station and close to all the main attractions.

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Disclaimer:

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Prices do not include rail from your hometown. Package prices are subject to change without notice, and all reservations are based upon availability at the time of booking. Single occupancy supplements will apply for solo travelers. Hotel and room facilities vary and may be subject to additional fees. Some hotels require payment of local city taxes on arrival. Please call for pricing. We accept all major credit and debit cards. Activities referenced in the itinerary during free time are for suggested purposes only and are not included. Seasonal activity (if applicable): During the off-season, some tours may not be available. In this case, a similar tour will be substituted. Passports are required when traveling outside the United States including crossing the Canadian border.

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